I finished week four of this new fitness journey. I haven’t quite decided how frequently I want to blog about health/fitness things. I don’t want to jump into too much too fast so doing this weekly seems counterproductive at the moment.
Monday started off on a good note, I ended up logging a little over 4 miles on my pedometer. I noticed that evening I was getting a sore throat and assumed it was because of the jogging/running I did earlier in the afternoon (sucking in too much cool air). Tuesday morning I woke up to body aches and an even sorer throat. I went on to class and made it through two classes and decided I needed to go home and lay down. I felt bad because I was getting sick and also because the number on my pedometer wasn’t where it needed to be for the day. Yeah, I’m becoming that person! I got home and took my temperature and it was at 101.
Wednesday I woke up feeling much better albeit a little weak. I decided I was going to go ahead and do my morning walk. If I could only do half it was better than nothing. I did the usual 2.5 miles followed by an hour and a half worth of cleaning. I probably overextended myself considering I ended up doing over 20K steps by the end of the day.
I didn’t sleep well Wednesday night, I was coughing most of the night, and slept in a little longer than I should’ve. After class I headed to Nashville to see my favorite band, Hanson, in concert. As if any sickness really could keep me away! 😛 I had some time before meeting up with a friend so I made a couple loops through downtown Nashville to make sure I got to 10K steps for the day. It was a really fun evening despite not feeling my best.
I stayed the night in Nashville and Friday morning I walked around downtown Franklin, which is a cute little town, got breakfast, and headed to Radnor Lake. I’m glad I talked myself into going despite how I was feeling. It was a really peaceful walk, the leaves are beginning to change colors and it was a nice backdrop on the lake.
Kathy and I at the walk. Thanks, Jenn Lee for letting me use this photo!
Saturday morning, was the Scott Kelby Photowalk in Louisville. It was really nice seeing old friends that I don’t get to see often as well as ones I get to see often. Honestly, that was the extent of my walking for the day because I came home and napped pretty much until time for my evening plans.
I’ve designated Sundays as my weigh-in day and I knew not to expect much when I stepped on the scale this morning given what week it was. I was up .6lbs this morning. It was disheartening at first to see that I was up but it could be water, bloating, or other things. And even though I’ve been/and am still under the weather I should log about 25-26 miles for the week.
I haven’t figured out if weighing in weekly is doing me any favors or if I should only do it once a month. Or if I’m prolonging whatever it is that I have by continuing to get out into the cold and exercising. That being said, I don’t think I want to stop simply because it’ll be hard to get going again. Thoughts?
I’ll leave you with a song I’ve had on repeat this week… 🙂